USTA-MT will hold the annual meeting of members this weekend, October 19 and 20th at the Holiday Inn, downtown Missoula. USTA individual and organizational members are invited to attend committee meetings on Sunday from 10:30-11:45 am. Contact Lauren Olson, email@example.com for more information.
The board will also vote on the 2020-2021 Proposed Slate of Officers and Directors:
USTA-Montana Proposed Slate of At-Large Directors and Officers
(Terms to run from Jan. 1, 2020 – Dec. 31, 2021)
Beth Brennan, Missoula, Secretary – nominated by Scott Potter
Paige Darden, Billings, Treasurer – nominated by Dave Luebbe
Scott Potter, Missoula, Past President
(Terms to run from Jan. 1, 2020– Dec. 31, 2021)
Brad Knutson, Billings – nominated by Scott Potter
Dirk Baker, Great Falls – nominated by Dave Luebbe
Joey Staszcuk, Bozeman – nominated by Beth Brennan
Josh Munro, Kalispell – nominated by Dave Luebbe
Laurie Cripe, Whitefish – nominated by Beth Brennan
Linda Stancil, Bozeman – nominated by Dave Luebbe
Donna Miller, Helena – nominated by Anna Collins and Last Chance Tennis Association
Officers whose terms end Dec. 31, 2020
Dave Luebbe, Bozeman –President
Gordon Terpe, Missoula –Vice President
At-Large Directors whose terms end Dec. 31, 2020
Kelly Crisp, Missoula
Anna Collins, Bozeman
USTA-MT has open positions on the Board of Directors for the
2020 – 2021 term.
The Nominating Committee will meet next month to
review all nominations and develop a proposed slate of board members
and officers. The board of directors will then vote on the slate.
Please complete the following form and email your nomination to
firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2019.
June 19, 2019
MISSOULA, MT– USTA Montana (Montana Tennis Association) is pleased to announce its 2019 Awards recipients for their dedication and commitment to growing the sport of tennis in their local communities. For the first time ever, winners will be honored at the First Annual Awards and League Player Party on Saturday, June 22 in Missoula, MT.
“We are extremely proud of their accomplishments and grateful for the work they do. To be selected from a pool of such worthy nominees is an honor, and we look forward to recognizing all they’ve done to grow and develop tennis. They truly exemplify what makes Montana tennis so unique and successful,” said USTA Montana Executive Director, Lauren Olson.
The dinner will take place during the League Tournament Player Party on Saturday, June 22 at 5pm at the Peak Racquet Club in Missoula.
The 2019 Award winners are listed below:
Organization of the Year: Billings Tennis Association, Billings, MT
Volunteer of the Year: Steve Schwartz, Missoula, MT
M.C. Beeby Lifetime Achievement: Eileen Pinkerton, Billings, MT
Developmental Coach: Jan Steenekamp, Missoula, MT
Senior Player: Len Wheeler, Helena, MT
School Coach: Jim Gregg, Cut Bank, MT
League Captain: Gordon Terpe, Missoula, MT
League Captain: Debbie Oliver, Billings, MT
When: Tuesday – Wednesday, June 25-26, 2019
10 & Under from 9-10am
14 & Under from 10:30am-12pm
15 & Over from 1-3pm
Where: Cut Bank High School tennis courts
Montana Tennis Association will lead a variety of drills and games for new and returning junior players. There is no cost to participate, but advance registration is appreciated.
USTA-MT is happy to partner with certified teaching pros in Billings to offer 3 days of junior clinics in Hardin, MT.
When: Monday – Wednesday, June 24-26, 2019 from 1-5pm
14 & Under from 1-3pm
15 & Over from 3-5pm
Where: Hardin High School tennis courts
Montana Tennis Association along with USPTA certified teaching professionals will lead a variety of drills and games for new and returning junior players. There is no cost to participate, but advance registration is appreciated.
The Eastern Montana Junior Open Level V Tournament is right around the corner. Play begins Saturday, May 25 at 8am. Events include:
- Boy and Girls Sanctioned Singles and Doubles Events
- Boys and Girls 12-18 Singles and Doubles (78ft Yellow)
- Boys and Girls Entry Level 12s (78ft green)
- Coed Entry Level and Level 1 10U (78ft green and 60ft orange)
- Coed Entry Level 8U (36ft red)
- Singles: Compass Draws
- Doubles: First Match Loser Consolation Draws
- Scoring: Best of 3 sets with 10pt tie breaker for 3rd
- Registration Deadline is May 21nd
- REGISTER HERE
Player Party!!! 3pm – 5pm
Sunday, May 27th
Pioneer Park Tournament Headquarters
Looking to play tennis this summer? Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be compiling a guide of camps, clinics, and tournaments all across the state. First up is Missoula tennis. Look no further for fun, social tennis events for kids, parents, and fun for the whole family.
Missoula – For Kids
Missoula Parks & Rec offers multi-racquet camps so kids can learn not only tennis, but pickleball, badminton, and ping-pong. The first Paddle & Racquet Camp is July 1-3 from 8-12:30pm at Fort Missoula Regional Park.
Looking for just tennis, let the pros at the Peak Racquet Club introduce your kids to this lifelong sport. Camps start June 17 from 10-11:30am.
The Hall of Fame Sports Academy combines tennis with more than a dozen other sports and allows families to come and go throughout the summer. The first camp is June 17-21 at Playfair Park.
Missoula – For Adults
For friendly, low-pressure tennis come out to Missoula Social Tennis on Thursday nights at Playfair Park at 5:45pm. The first hour consists of a clinic taught by USPTA certified pros, followed by organized matches. The format is social, fun and includes men and women’s doubles and mixed doubles. Includes drink deals at The Dram Shop!
The Peak Racquet Club also hosts men’s and women’s doubles nights during the summer followed by a BBQ. You don’t have to be a member of the club to participate.
Garden City Tennis Association’s No-Elim Tournaments are another good option if you’re looking for matches without the pressure. Guaranteed 4 matches and plenty of delicious food.
Are we forgetting something? Send a message to email@example.com and we’d happily share your summer tennis program.
Thursdays, May 2, May 9, May 16, and May 23 from 2-3pm
Contact: Lauren Olson, firstname.lastname@example.org or 406.579.2716
The Tennis is Elementary program provides young players the chance to learn basic fundamentals, teamwork, and sportsmanship from qualified tennis instructors. Using smaller racquets, nets, and court sizes, QuickStart tennis gives kids the opportunity to learn and start to play right away. This popular nationwide program teaches life skills, tennis and teamwork in a fun environment that allows your students to stay active while learning the fastest growing lifetime sport in the country.
Participants in the afterschool camp get (4) focused 1-hour lessons that meet once a week after school in the gym or multipurpose room. The cost is $28/participant, plus an online registration fee. There are a number of scholarships available per camp.
All equipment needed to run the camp is provided, and the coach to player ratio is usually about 8:1. The number of participants depends on the size of the gym. On average, our camps number 16 players.
Each session focuses on a specific shot taught in the QuickStart method. The sessions are broken down into an intro activity, fitness component, lesson focus, and games. The camp uses stations to ensure that kids are moving the whole time and are not standing in line.
All Instructors and Site Directors have attended a QuickStart Tennis training session and have submitted to a background check prior to starting work.